Sherlock Holmes Writer Set To Pen Jack Ryan Reboot

September 20, 2010 by  
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fortd300Anthony Peckham, the screenwriter behind Sherlock Holmes and Invictus has been signed up by Paramount to write the latest reboot of the Jack Ryan spy thriller franchise.

The role was made famous by Harrison Ford in the early nineties, but Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck have also starred as the intelligence officer turned action hero.

Chris Pine (Star Trek) will be playing the CIA agent in the newest version.

The four films in the series earned $787 million worldwide between 1990 and 2002.

The reboot will tell the story of Ryan’s early career with the story set in Russia, with terrorist acts as a backdrop. Shooting is expected to start late this year or early next year.

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